All students must complete and obtain approval of their Plan of Study (POS). Form available here
This is an important part of the academic program and must be attended to as early as possible, preferably in the student's first semester. As stated in the Graduate
School Catalog, the POS must be submitted before the student has completed 15 credit hours (5 courses), if in a full time program. Most Evening MBA students are part
time students and should complete the POS by their second semester in the program. By not completing this important task, students risk being denied access to courses
or delaying graduation.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions on the POS. Please contact Robin Littleton at 703-538-8410 or EveningMBAstudent@vt.edu with additional questions
What is a "Plan of Study"?
Plan of Study serves as both a plan of the coursework/schedule of work remaining, and also a contract between the student and the MBA Program. The courses
that are detailed on the POS are designed to meet both the educational goals of the student and the requirements of the MBA Program and Graduate School. All graduate
students must submit an approved POS.
The MBA Program offers several concentrations which prepares students to be effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings. Within our program we
emphasize versatile skills including leadership, ethical decision-making, team work/group work, computer skills, and communication skills which are essential in
achieving organizational goals. Certification of concentration will be granted when all requirements have been met. If you wish to pursue a concentration kindly
submit the list of your elective courses along with your plan of study.
When do I get the POS approved?
Early attention to this is preferred and recommended within the second semester of courses.
Who approves the POS?
The MBA Program Director. It is then forwarded to the Graduate School for final approval.
How do I process the POS?
Fill out the form, print it out, sign it, and submit it to the Program Administrator for the Director's review. Please keep in mind that submitting your POS
electronically does not satisfy the process. It must be approved and signed. You should give the signed POS to the MBA Program Administrator. The Administrator gives
your POS to the Program Director for his review, and after approval, your POS will be sent to Graduate School for final approval. When the POS gets the final approval,
you can see "Plan of Study approved" on your Hokie SPA. The approval process may take about 3-4 weeks.
What do I do if I want to change my approved plan of study?
Please contact the MBA Program Administrator directly for instructions.